Russia will build nuclear power plants in Uzbekistan

Russia and Uzbekistan have signed a contract for the construction of low-power nuclear power plants, the public corporation Rosatom said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. Sergey Bobylev / RIA Novosti

The two leaders signed an agreement on Russia’s construction of a small nuclear power plant in the Central Asian country. Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Uzbek leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the Uzbek capital.

In his speech after the talks, Mirziyoyev called the project “vital”, noting that Uzbekistan has large uranium reserves of its own. Putin, in turn, promised to do everything for effective work in the nuclear energy market of Uzbekistan.

Rosatom reported that the project provides for the construction of six reactors with a total capacity of 330 megawatts. Earlier, the two countries discussed the construction of a nuclear power plant with higher capacity – 2.4 gigawatts.

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